Archive for July, 2009
Desaru Fruit Farm is a farm with 100 tropical fruit species. It’s located at Johor. If you follow from PLUS highway, take the Kulai exit and follow the signboard to Kota Tinggi.
On the half way to Kota Tinggi, you’ll see Desaru signboard. Just follow the signboard and you’ll able to reach there in about 40 mins using trunk road.
Desaru Fruit Farm
This is an officially a family trip. I rarely had family trip nowadays as most of the places that I went to are very challenging. Only this kind of trip is suitable for them. By paying only RM145 per person (pre-booked in MATTA Fair 2 years ago), I finally can make this trip comes true.
Desaru Fruit Farm might be look strange to you because I grew up with Desaru associated with beach. Yea, we did our beach visit as well.
My journey started as early as 4.30am from KL. We reached there at 10am. I drove along the trunk road after the Kulai exit. Follow the Kota Tinggi signboard. However, when you have chance to spot Desaru signboard, just follow it.
Upon reaching the entrance, you have to turn right to the opposite side.
The entrance is read as “Selamat Datang DESARU FRUIT FARM“.
At the main office entrance, we saw this series of pineapple tied in a rainbow shape.
Our trip didn’t start with breakfast as we were too late for breakfast, very close to lunch hour. So, we decided to skip it. Instead, we moved to Bee Talk.
Bee Talk, one of the common briefing about how bee makes honey and honey cure our illness.
Pure honey or medical honey were produced at very high quality and sell at around RM80++ per bottle. Some are even shot up to RM300 (with some special ingredient – tongkat ali).
Successful story and famous pictures can be found on these boards.
Durians, king of the fruits are available for sale.
Agro Tourism with guided tour.
This is the walk-in price (slightly higher compare to years ago), I’m sure you can get cheaper with package booking.
The farm has 100 tropical fruit species. They also had an excellent guided tour with explanations about the fruits. At the end of guided walk, you will be able see the mini pet farm.
We were fetched in and out by this van.
Dragon fruit, is one of the most famous fruit in this farm.
According to our guide, this tree is belonging to cactus family and can lived up to 100 years.
The decor of the garden was quite impressive.
Water apple (sui yong in Canto).
What are the bull tracks doing here? Just for decor, perhaps.
Herbal Garden welcome board.
We walked under a very good weather ever. Good for photography…haha.
Landscaping of the garden.
For those city people who never saw Kunyit plant, here it is.
At the end of farm, there was a mini pet farm. Goat, rabbit, monkey and ostrich can be found here.
He/She was shy away from people. Don’t scare, we won’t bite, but we do scare you attack us.
Looking for food…oh..please feed this goat. He was looks so sad.
OMG! Ostrich like to aim at people and kiss you. Better go faster…oh, it’s hurt. Oh lucky.
Owl. One was sleeping and one was awake. YES sir…anything I can help here?
Damn…really look like ghost face…haha (burung hantu).
Lunch treat was served at 12.30pm.
Mostly local delicacies were served.
And our target was FRUIT!!!
I never had any fruit buffet before, however, by seeing this made my saliva drop…I tried each of them, but I love the tempoyak the most. I had 3 times refilled at least.
After a heavy lunch, we departed from Desaru Fruit Farm and proceeded to The Pulai Desaru Beach for a night accommodation.
Overall, this kind of trip is supposed to be ONE DAY trip unless you came from very far, you need to opt for an overnight stay. It’s only few hours’ tour, with majority of Singaporean tourists.
It’s a rare occasion where Malaysian would pay for fruit farm visit. For me, I opted for Desaru Beach more than anything else.
Therefore, my real holiday mood is just started! Stay tune.
Genting Highlands is not an anonymous name for Malaysian. It has been kept us entertain since our kids age. Also a good vacation place in Malaysia, no matter where you come from.
It’s a worth place to visit, no matter stay overnight or not, you’ll never find it boring. If I could have one week stay here, I probably had my good time here. Nevertheless, I planned one day trip with Lily in conjunction of our first year.
Broga Hill – an amazing beauty hill landscape with full sunrise scenery view when you’re on top of the hill. In this recent days, Broga Hill is getting very famous as the destination spot for novice hikers and avid nature photographers.
Broga Hill @ Semenyih
27 June 2009
Located near to Nottingham University Semenyih, Broga Hill is about 30 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur city center. Broga Hill also known as Bukit Lalang, is a great place for hiking and scenic spot for photography.
Having a last successful of hiking trip, I decided to organize another hiking with the same group. However, it turned out to be unexpected large group that day. My group consists of 18 peoples. Fifteen of them are first-timer.
It was after Bukit Tabur hiking trip @ Taman Melawati, we were heading to Wangsa Maju Jusco shopping mall for lunch. We decided to lay our butt on Nando’s Chicken after few rounds walk nonsense.
“Welcome to the best-taste home grilled peri-peri chick in the world“
All of us were exhausted and tired after a great hike at crystal quartz hill. You may refer to my Tabur’s post.
We reached around lunch hour, ngam ngam hou. I called up Jian which he was interested to join us for lunch but not earlier hiking. There were 8 of us whom shared the below Peri Platter set.
The Peri Platter (4 ppl) set contained one full chicken, a large rice, a large fresco salad, a large coleslaw and a large chips.
Being with your mother nature, you should have try the hottest possible flavor.
Drink is bottomless, so if you order a set like this, better share one glass with two person. I regretted for not doing this.
Our silly group picture. Nobody see the DSLR camera except Him (a.k.a God!). Whose featured more silly here? No comment. LOL.
Nando’s is the best!! Opsss….I mean our lunch @ Nando’s.
Running a marathon (quarter-marathon) is no longer in my treasured activity since last 2 years. I’ve been tempting to do this actually, however, tendency of hill-hiking is very strong. I prefer to have my everywhere hiking, exploring nature and island rather than this.
Anyway, I’d choose to start running again this year by joining Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009 (SCKLIM).
28 June 2009
SCKLIM 2009 @ Dataran Merdeka
To make up on this event, I woke up quite early to catch with flag off time of my 10km category @ 7.00am. We reached at Dataran Merdeka earlier than expected. After meet up with another friend (Mei Ching), we headed to the starting point. We managed to secure a good start at very front space.
On a day before, I collected goodies bag, shirt/vest and bib number from same place also.
The goodies bag looks catchy and nice to hold.
Out of all run that I’d participated, this run was giving me the best quality stuff in small quantity (bag and shirt) but many useless advertisement/vouchers.
I’ve no problem running on this kind of 10km run after being trained a lot by swimming and gym routine.
I sweat a lot although I don’t feel tiredness after an hour running (of course with walking as well). Upon reaching the end point, we were cheered by supporter and whistler to boost up our last drop of energy.
I was happy to line up to pick up my medal, which is damn long queue (30 minutes wasted).
At least, I’d pull in another completion medal into my collection box for my own inspiration.
My 10km run was ended just like that….urgghh. Hope to try 15km next time (GE 30k Run).
Got a plan for next run after this. Here we go: Adidas King of The Road on 2nd Aug 2009.